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The Man who Spoke with Birds

The Man who Spoke with Birds


Short, Humorous Stories

Nikos Chatzigiannis
series editor: Eleni Gkika

, 2001
206 p.
ISBN 960-234-790-2, ISBN-13 978-960-234-790-4, [In Print]
Price € 5,90

All the heroes in this book are real and each one experiences a personal adventure, either in a heart-rending or in a humorous and sarcastic manner. Palasis, a refugee from Asia Minor who brings along a parrot that reminds him of his his friend, Kemal, who died in order to help him gain his freedom.Jason, who reminisces the horrible days at the Makronissos concentration camp.Stratos Syrikas, who, each year, hosts a dinner in memory of his friend, Ida (a resistance fighter during the Greek Resistance against the Nazi Occupation).The old teacher, soupbone who takes us on a marvelous journey through lands and seas, based on the legendary adventures of Sinbad.Giorgakis, whose little devilish games keep the townspeople on their toes.Symeon, the old-school chemist who prays to the god of medicine and other saints to bring disease onto people so that he could increase his drug store sales a prayer which results to his own death from the very virus that plagues the town.Sevasti, the widow who curses the town priest for stealing her chickens.Father Timotheos, who is recorded on camera while playing football an act which obliges the bishop to punish him.Just a short list of a pleiad of other interesting characters in this book.

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